Janno McLaughlin

Since graduating from RMIT Fine Art in 1994, Janno has spent most of her time living away from Australia in New York and Buenos Aires. Janno’s artworks seek to sow hope, bravery, resilience and whimsy, anchored by a deliberately ridiculous and unwavering sense of humour. Her approach is unapologetically bold with a preference for blazing colour and mixed media. Deploying text, thread and richly associative metaphors she portrays the most vulnerable, fragile and endangered in society. In her nine solo exhibitions, Janno has explored the theme of outsider; the foreigner living in a non-English speaking world; the disenfranchised urban poor; and closer to home and as the mother of a child with autism, the isolation of disability.

Janno is currently completing a Masters Degree at the Victorian College of the Arts.